Esports to be Included in 2018 Asian Games

The Asian Games are the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games and are recognized by the International Olympic Committee. It's held every four years with participants from forty-six nations. This year, for the first time, esports will be featured as a demonstration sport. This means players won't be receiving medals, but it's an... Continue Reading →

China’s 2017 Game Industry Market Report

At the end of March, dozens of publicly traded game companies including Tencent and NetEase disclosed their 2017 financial statements (or performance forecasts). Recently, people from Youxi Putao collected the information for 50 companies that had disclosed reports and ranked them by net profit. Companies that did not disclose net profit specifically for their game... Continue Reading →

2017 China Games Billboard People’s Vote Closes

Voting has closed for the 2017 China Games Billboard awards, presented by QQ Games. Popular vote was available for the gaming section of the awards, although final winners will be determined by judges on January 18th. Regardless, check out the top three winners of each category according to the vote. The esports section did not... Continue Reading →

Tencent Imposes Age-Based Gaming Restrictions to Curb Addiction

As we’ve written time and time again, China is deeply concerned with video game addiction, in particular the potential for children to become addicted to games. The newest move in game addiction prevention comes from corporate giant Tencent, who will be imposing play limits on their game, Honour of Kings*, based on age. The new regulations will... Continue Reading →

Riot Plans English Broadcast of Chinese Competitive League of Legends

It was only a matter of time before the Chinese League of Legends scene would be picked up in the US, after placing second in the last two World Championships, having a team move from China to compete in the US domestic scene, and having an influx of players move from Korea to China. Meanwhile,... Continue Reading →

Silver Medalist Han Tianyu Loves Online Games

With over 67 million people playing League of Legends worldwide per month, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some Olympic athletes competing in Sochi rank it among one of their favorite hobbies. Han Tianyu, who placed silver in this year’s 1500m speed skating competition in Sochi and won China their first medal of the... Continue Reading →

League of Legends Allows Chinese Players to Feel At Home

It seems China also picked up on the news on Riot's "Lunar Revel" skins for their game, League of Legends. I reported on it in my last post, but I like what Tencent Games has to say about it, The rich romanticism that flavors myths and legends in Chinese culture make it highly praiseworthy and... Continue Reading →

Olympic Champion Chen Yibing will attend the July 23rd Star Charity Gaming Challenge

Though the United States only recently officially recognized League of Legends Championship Series as a sport, the Chinese State General Administration of Sports has recognized LoL as a sport for some time, going as far as to form an e-sports national team to participate in the Asian Indoor Games. Even China's most renowned athletes support... Continue Reading →

Happy Valentine’s Day! Mobile Games For Two

May 20th is Valentine’s Day in China, so in celebration, here are a few mobile games, courtesy of some Chinese bloggers, that you can play with your sweetheart; or if you’re single and don’t know how to express your feelings to your crush, inviting them to play these games will help you get over your... Continue Reading →

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